CPAC at Dragon Con 2013 A/V


Title: How to become a Comics Scholar (61 Minutes)
Description: Join a panel of comics scholars in a discussion of the field of comics studies including researching, writing, and presenting.
Participants: Matthew J. Brown, Damien P. Williams, Cary Gillenwater, Jonathan Flowers
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: Hanover F – Hyatt (Comics Track)

Title: Gender, Race, and Identities in Comics (49 Minutes)
Description: Exploring constructions of identity and representations of women and race across several genres of comics.
Presentations: Daniel Amrhein: “Tights, Tits, and Titian: Female Objectification from the Italian Renaissance to Contemporary Comics”
Kari Storla: “Writing while white: Identity and representation of women and people of color in Princeless”
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Hanover F – Hyatt (Comics Track)


Title: Raising the Robot (57 Minutes)
Description: Analyzes cautionary SF tales to examine of how we might and should approach our responsibilities to potential future artificial life forms.
Presentation: Joseph Cadotte, “Raising the Robot: Parenting Artificial Life and Our Future as a Species”
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Embassy A-B – Hyatt (SciFi Literature Track)

Title: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Cosplay and Fandom (183 Minutes)
Description: The participants in this roundtable discuss the intersections of and response to race, gender, and sexuality within comics, fandoms, and cosplay, and much more.
Participants: Kari Storla, Jonathan Flowers, Daniel Amrhein
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Hanover F – Hyatt (Comics Track)


Title: Comics Through a Socio-Political Lens (93 Minutes)
Description: This panel explores political ideologies and identities in Silver Age, Golden Age, and 20th century comics.
Presentations: Durf Humphries, “Cold War Ideologies in Silver Age Green Lantern”
Clancy Smith, “Days of Future Past: Technocracy and Discrimination in X-men and America”
Mary Grace DuPree, “Holy Coded Jewish Identity, Batman! Tracing the Narrative of Religious Presence in Comics?”
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Hanover F – Hyatt (Comics Track)


Title: How to Become a Science-Fiction Scholar (67 Minutes)
Description: A discussion of how one becomes involved in the field SF and SF-related studies, including finding a friendly or thoughtfully amenable graduate program, researching, writing, and presenting at SF conferences.
Participants: Damien P. Williams, Vickie Willis
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Embassy A-B – Hyatt (SciFi Literature Track)

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